Look for the bluebells

I was shocked recently by the news that the mother of one of my daughter’s friends had died suddenly, after being diagnosed just two days previously with a terminal brain tumour (she had been suffering for months with headaches).  How people get through such a devastating loss is beyond my imagination. It is moments like that [...]

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Why it really is a Happy New Year

January has got to be the most depressing month of the year.  You’ve celebrated Christmas with loved ones, enjoyed some extra time off work when everyday felt like Sunday and seen in the New Year.  But now you face a month or two of back to work routine with no doubt larger debts, feeling like [...]

Stepping Outside of your Comfort Zone

What is your comfort zone?  According to Alan Henry, Editor-in-Chief at Lifehacker.com ‘Simply, your comfort zone is a behavioural space where your activities and behaviours fit a routine and pattern that minimises stress and risk. It provides a state of mental security. You benefit in obvious ways: regular happiness, low anxiety, and reduced stress.' If [...]